Villagers are suffering from tuberculosis and various skin diseases due to release of dust particles by cement factory
Alleging that dust particles released by a cement factory situated at Ampabali in Odisha’s Koraput district is polluting the atmosphere, tribals staged dharna at the factory.
Villagers of Ampaballi and Golur panchayat sat on dharna infront of the company’s main gate on Monday and yesterday demanding immediate remedial measures.
“The industry has polluted the entire environment in the area. Villagers are suffering from tuberculosis and various skin diseases due to the release of dust particles by the factory,” alleged Boda Siranjibi of Ambapali village.
“At present, the factory has a 10 year old pollution control system, which was prescribed by the then government. We have bought modern equipment and its installation will be completed by end-August”, a senior company official said.
He said a sizeable number of locals have been employed in the factory.